Cooperative Transmission Scheme of Energy Harvesting Tags
International Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017, Pages: 26-31
Received: Nov. 28, 2017; Accepted: Dec. 11, 2017; Published: Jan. 4, 2018
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Mengistu Abera Mulatu, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, Swaziland
Wiseman Nyembe, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, Swaziland
Yeneneh Tamirat Negash, Department of Business Administration, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan
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Abstract
Energy harvesting tags with cooperative communication capabilities are recently emerging as a viable infrastructure for internet of things (IoT) applications. This letter studies the cooperative transmission strategy for a network of energy harvesting active networked tags (EnHANTs), that is adapted to the available energy resource and identification request. We consider a network of tags to communicate with the reader either directly or by cooperating with neighboring tags. We formulate the problem as a Markov decision process (MDP). The simulation results are provided to show the performance of the cooperative transmission policy under various energy harvesting scenarios.
Keywords
Cooperative Communication, Energy Harvesting Tags, Markov Decision Process, Transmission Scheme
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Mengistu Abera Mulatu, Wiseman Nyembe, Yeneneh Tamirat Negash, Cooperative Transmission Scheme of Energy Harvesting Tags, International Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. Vol. 5, No. 5, 2017, pp. 26-31. doi: 10.11648/j.wcmc.20170505.11
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